Founded in 1887 as a land-grant institution, North Carolina State University is a public, four-year, research institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The largest university in the state, NC State currently enrolls more than 33,000 students and employs nearly 2,500 faculty members. Home to 12 colleges and professional schools, NC State is a leader in higher education in the state of North Carolina.
A research giant, North Carolina State expends more than $325 million in ground-breaking research each year, and currently holds more than 550 patents. It was ranked third in “Best Overall Public University Value” by U.S. News & World Report in 2009. Currently, there are more than 170,000 NC State alumni living around the world. North Carolina State recently launched its new website with Encompass. Visit their new site.